Bath Voice Sports News: results from the weekend

Bath City FC bounce back at Eastbourne with an away win

Match report from Bath City FC: City produced a perfect response to the Weston Super Mare defeat with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Eastbourne Borough this afternoon. First half goals from Jordan Thomas and Cody Cooke put them in control of the game before Eastbourne pulled a goal back 13 minutes from time. City were then indebted to several excellent saves from Ollie Wright before they could celebrate the three points. The hosts had enjoyed the majority of possession during the opening exchanges but rarely troubled City’s backline and, on 24 minutes, Thomas dispossessed a defender midway in the Eastbourne half to race clear before calmly rolling the ball under Dudzinski. It took a great block from Beard to deny Thomas a second goal minutes later but into stoppage time a push on Scott Wilson saw the referee point to the spot and Cooke stepped up to ensure City would go into the break two goals up. A triple change at the interval saw Eastbourne begin to look more dangerous as an attacking force but City continued to impressively protect Wright’s goal. When Remy limped off injured on 67 minutes it left Eastbourne with 10 men but ten minutes later they grabbed a lifeline when Gravata crossed for Sheriff to head home. With City struggling to get out their own half the Sussex side suddenly sensed an unlikely comeback. Wright turned a Kasim shot wide then Clarke headed over from close range. Into stoppage time, City endured several more nervous moments before Tom Smith spurned a great chance to make it 3-1 on the break. The game almost had a remarkable conclusion when keeper Dudzinski came up for a corner and unleashed a shot from 20 yards that looked destined for the bottom corner before Wright turned it round the post at full stretch.

Odd Down FC home win against Wells City 3-1

Match report from Odd Down FC: Odd Down (BATH) AFC managed to pick up there first win of the season. With a 3-1 victory over  Wells City this afternoon at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground .The Down opening the scoring on the  19 minute through in form midfielder Milo Murtgatroyd. However the lead didn’t last long for the Down, with Wells equalizing straight from the restart, making the score 1-1. The Down managed to retake the lead on 42 minutes through striker  Ben Millett who chased down a long ball from James Hare before slotting the ball passed the visting goalkeeper . With the Down going into half time 2-1 to the good. The second half became more open with Wells looking for a equaliser. However it was The Down who strengthen there lead through Millett, who managed to grab himself a brace. Which made the score 3-1 to the Down and thats how the game finished.

Bath Cricket Club win at Lansdown

Despite rain arriving in the second innings, Bath 1st XI recorded a convincing victory over local rivals, Lansdown CC on Saturday at North Parade. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Lansdown steadily built an opening partnership of 31 before Noah Davis was run out by Bath skipper, Tim Rouse. There was then a number of important contributions from the Lansdown batters, including half centuries from Praneel Choughule (52) and Sam Pearce (52), but the Bath off spinners, Tim Rouse ((4-23) and Louis Brown (3-35) kept a tight grip on the run rate as they picked up regular wickets. Fittingly, Brown trapped Matt Thomas in front to end the Lansdown innings on 209 all out in the 47th over. In response, Bath’s opening partnership of Jack Scrivens and Bradley Porteous batted very positively to ensure that they stayed ahead of the run rate should rain arrive. In the 19th over with Bath on 139 without loss, and both openers recording half centuries, the rain started to fall. However, Bath were well ahead of the revised target of 79 in 23 overs, so they recorded a 10 wicket win. Scrivens, with over 1,200 runs this season was undefeated on 77, and Porteous, who nearly has 1,000 runs, 55 not out. Bath remain 10 points ahead of Potterne in Premier One. 

Hampset Cricket Club fall just short against Bristol Pakistanis

Match Report from Hampset CC: Hampset took a trip to Netham Park to take on Bristol Pakistanis, greeted with a green, soft pitch when Bristol Pakistanis won the toss, they inevitably chose to bat. Happy with being in the field, barring a few sore heads, Hampset set out looking to restrict a strong Bristol Pakistanis batting side. Early in roads from Freddy Hiscott (2-21) and Steve Aust, meant that Hampset were in a strong position. The Bristol Pakistanis middle order, built some partnerships keeping them in the game, despite the wickets of Fergal McDonald (2-35) and Tom Marquiss (3-37). Putting them in a position, with wickets in hand, to hit out towards the end of their innings finishing 193 all out, 2 balls shy of the end of the 40th over. Optimistic that they had a strong enough batting line up to chase the total, Hampset’s opening batsmen got off to a flyer, Conor McDonald (72) and Ethan Silcox (33) generating a first wicket partnership of 114, before falling in quick succession. At drinks Hampset were looking as though they were favourites. The Bristol Pakistanis wicket keeping change, freed up A. Mubashir (8-1-18-4) to tear through the Hampset middle order, putting pressure onto the Hampset tail, with the last wicket partnership of Tom Hutchings and Tom Marquiss needing 43 runs to win the game. Unfortunately, the final wicket fell when Marquiss was bowled in the 38th over. Hampset falling 17 runs short of the target.

Modern Pentathlon: Image of the winners of the men’s Individual Laser Run World Championship

Results yet to come. Picture: UIPM World Pentathlon Filip Komorous

Event schedule (Modern Pentathlon unless stated)

  • Saturday 19th August 2023 – Laser Run World Championships – individual.
  • Sunday 20th August 2023 – Laser Run World Championships – individual.
  • Monday 21st August 2023 – Laser Run World Championships – relays and para laser run.
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2023 – men’s and women’s relays.
  • Wednesday 23rd August 2023 – women’s qualification round.
  • Thursday 24th August 2023 – men’s qualification round.
  • Friday 25th August 2023 – women’s semi-finals.
  • Saturday 26th August 2023 – men’s semi-finals.
  • Sunday 27th August 2023 – women’s final, men’s final.
  • Monday 28th August 2023 – mixed relay.